Top 10 secrets about Rory Mcilro

Rory Mcilroy is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments throughout his career. He’s considered one of the best golfers in the world, and he has achieved a great deal of success in just a few short years. Here are some lesser-known facts about Rory Mcilroy that you may not have known.

  1. Rory Mcilroy is from Northern Ireland and he grew up in Holywood, a small town outside of Belfast.
  2. He started playing golf at the age of two years old and was coached by his father, Gerry McIlroy who worked as a greenkeeper on the local golf course.
  3. His first ever tournament win came at the age of 16 in the 2005 Irish Amateur Close Championship.
  4. Rory became a professional golfer at age 17 and he joined the European Tour where he won two tournaments within his first year as a pro.
  5. In 2008, Rory Mcilroy signed an endorsement deal with Nike that was worth $10 million dollars; this made him one of the highest paid professional golfers in the world.
  6. In 2011, he became the youngest player ever to reach number one in the Official World Golf Ranking when he was only 22 years old.
  7. Over his career, Rory has won four major championships: The US Open in 2011, The PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014, and The Open Championship in 2014.
  8. In 2016, Rory Mcilroy was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame at just 27 years old; this made him the youngest recipient to be inducted into the hall.
  9. He has become a philanthropist and in 2018 he founded The Rory Foundation which is dedicated to supporting children’s charities across Europe and beyond.
  10. Rory is married to Erica Stoll and they have a daughter, Poppy, born in 2020.

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